Posted by: Melissa Bunis, Owner of Boston Stone Restoration and a member of the PR Committee
When Governor Baker ordered all non-essential businesses to close on March 23rd, we at Boston Stone Restoration tried not to panic. Although we did not fall into the essential construction field, in some cases our jobs were tied to larger construction projects so we could still move forward on those.
Basically, our business was at a standstill. In an effort to pivot our business model to cover the uncertainty of the COVID crisis, owner Paul Bunis decided to train in sanitizing services. He felt the service would fill a need as businesses reopen. After researching several options, Boston Stone Restoration became an authorized applicator of ISOKlean. ISO10, their main sanitizing agent, is quaternary ammonia, which is a medical-grade disinfectant and is suitable for businesses, schools, fire and police stations, etc. The method of fogging uses a wrap-around technology that captures high and low touch points and can cover large areas in a short amount of time. Even the largest spaces take only a few hours to treat and people can reenter after only 30 minutes.
A few examples of spaces we have sanitized are a 63,000 sq ft office in downtown Boston, three Braintree fire stations, a private gym in Brighton, several Cape Cod rental properties and next week we will do three more offices in Needham, Hingham and Holden, MA. Although we are getting back to our core business of stone restoration, the sanitizing has been a good add-on and was a way to keep some of our employees still working during the shutdown.